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Nick Pivetta

Born: 02/14/1993 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5" Weight: 214
Arm Action: early downward stab; free and easy action, though some shortness to extension; average to above-average arm speed

Delivery: 3/4 slot; slight to no body tilt; some crossfire to motion; moderate effort

Body: tall, mature frame; broad, sloping shoulders; sturdy lower half
Evaluator Adam Hayes
Report Date 04/29/2016
Affiliate Reading Fightin Phils (, Phillies)
Dates Seen 4/25
OFP 40
MLB ETA 2017
Video Yes
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 60 93 96 struggled with control of pitch; velocity dropped to 91-93 in 5th inning; maintained from stretch; release doesn't generate much plane; movement is inconsistent throwing across body; will flash late, heavy bore and run to armside
CB 55 79 82 11-5 break flashing plus depth; command/control still inconsistent--stays armside with it too frequently
CH 45 87 89 harder CH that flashes fade; will over exert; light use
CONTROL 40     struggled locating FB; walks are a concern

Tall righty with plus FB and control/command struggles. Return in trade for Jon Papelbon. FB will touch 96, sit 93. Will flash heavy sink, but struggles to locate for strikes. CB flashes above average with 11-5 break and plus depth. Stays arm-side with frequency. CH is harder and will show fade. Walks are an issue. Delivery has slight crossfire and inhibits ability to work effectively to glove-side. Fifth starter if everything comes together; long relief or 'pen sinkerballer if struggles continue.

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